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by (Image by Robert Simmon, NASA GSFC, based on Landsat Thematic Mapper data archived by the )
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The Sahara Desert covers most of the North African country of Algeria. Rainfall is scarce, and it comes and goes rapidly, flowing through channels called wadis. When dry, as they are in this true-color Landsat Thematic Mapper image from January 1, 1987, the wadis are revealed as pale tracings across the darker brown and gray shades of the desert landscape. In many cases, these wadis end in small pools which have no outlet. The water flows in from the wadis and gradually evaporates, leaving...
Topics: What -- Landsat, What -- Opportunity, Where -- Algeria
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=16214
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A large brush fire in southern Washington state burned over 150,000 acres on June 28th and 29th, 2000. Ignited by a car crash, the fire was burning near the Hanford nuclear reservation, although it had not released any radioactivity by afternoon on the 29th.The image above was aquired by a NOAA Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) at 4:30 PDT June 28, 2000. The smoke plume was relatively small and thin compared to a forest fire of the same size.For current GOES images of the...
Topics: What -- Environmental Satellite, Where -- Washington
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=15455
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A large brush fire in southern Washington state burned over 150,000 acres on June 28th and 29th, 2000. Ignited by a car crash, the fire was burning near the Hanford nuclear reservation, although it had not released any radioactivity by afternoon on the 29th.The image above was aquired by a NOAA Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellite (GOES) at 4:30 PDT June 28, 2000. The smoke plume was relatively small and thin compared to a forest fire of the same size.For current GOES images of the...
Topics: What -- Environmental Satellite, Where -- Washington
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=15455
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This image shows eddies in the Gulf of Alaska as measured by the TOPEX/Poseidon and ERS-2 satellites. Each eddy is indicated by the year and location where it formed.Eddies are roatating masses of water in the ocean that typically form along the boundaries of ocean currents. In the Gulf of Alaska eddies of warm water, filled with nutrients from shallow coastal water, mix with the cold water off the continental shelf. The mixing fertilizes the nutrient-poor water of the gulf, resulting in blooms...
Topics: What -- TOPEX/Poseidon, What -- ERS 2, Where -- Gulf of Alaska, Where -- Alaska
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=15465
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by (Image courtesy based on data copyright Space Imaging)
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With the backing of NASA, researchers at Michigan State University, the University of Minnesota, and the University of Wisconsin have begun using satellite data to measure lake water quality and clarity of the lakes in the Upper Midwest. This false color IKONOS image displays the water clarity of the lakes in Eagan, Minnesota. Scientists measure the lake quality in satellite data by observing the ratio of blue to red light in the satellite data. When the amount of blue light reflecting off of...
Topics: What -- Landsat, What -- Terra, Where -- Michigan, Where -- Minnesota, Where -- Wisconsin
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=16026
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by (Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Group, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center)
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This true-color image of South Africa was acquired on May 14, 2000, by NASA's Moderate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer, or MODIS. The image was produced using a combination of the sensor's 250-m and 500-m resolution visible wavelength bands. As part of the opening ceremony to begin the joint U.S.-South Africa SAFARI Field Experiment, NASA presented print copies of this image as gifts to Dr. Ben Ngubane, Minister of Arts, Science & Technology, and Honorable Advocate Ngoaka Ramathlodi,...
Topics: What -- Capricorn, Where -- South Africa, Where -- Botswana, Where -- Gaborone, Where -- Namibia,...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=15485
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by (Image courtesy Jacques Descloitres, MODIS Land Group, NASA GSFC)
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This Moderate-resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS) image over Argentina was acquired on April 24, 2000, and was produced using a combination of the sensor's 250-m and 500-m resolution "true color" bands. This image was presented on June 13, 2000 as a gift to Argentinian President Fernando de la Rua by NASA Administrator Dan Goldin.Note the Parana River which runs due south from the top of the image before turning east to empty into the Atlantic Ocean. Note the yellowish...
Topics: Where -- Argentina, Where -- Atlantic Ocean, Where -- Uruguay
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=15443
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Though the boreal forests at the world?s northernmost latitudes may seem as timeless as the Earth itself, they have changed considerably through the ages. Not only have they migrated across the continents, but the vegetation found in the forests has also shifted. Using modern and paleoclimatological data gathered from everything from fossilized trees to ancient pollen grains, scientists have pieced together the migration of the boreal forests over the past 21,000 years. The story of this...
Topics: What -- Earth, Where -- Canada, Where -- United States of America
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=16184
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by (Images courtesy the National Center for Ecological Analysis and Synthesis, and the Department of Geography at the University of Oregon)
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Though the boreal forests at the world?s northernmost latitudes may seem as timeless as the Earth itself, they have changed considerably through the ages. Not only have they migrated across the continents, but the vegetation found in the forests has also shifted. Using paleoclimatological data gathered from everything from fossilized trees to ancient pollen grains, scientists at NASA and universities around the country have pieced together the migration of the boreal forests over the past...
Topics: What -- Earth, Where -- Canada, Where -- United States of America
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=3453
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by (Maps courtesy Curtis Marshall, Colorado State University/NOAA)
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Prior to 1900, various wetlands ecosystems dominated the landscape of central and southern Florida. Throughout the 1900s, farmers and developers converted the wilderness into agricultural, urban, and suburban lands. Among the most significant transformations was the draining of the wetlands in the Kissimmee River floodplain in central Florida north of Lake Okeechobee. Because large bodies of water—including inundated wetlands—do not change temperature as quickly as dry land, the wetlands...
Topics: Where -- Florida, Where -- Colorado
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=17188
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by (NASA Image by Robert Simmon, based on Landsat data provided by the UMD )
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The Mississippi River drains the heart of the North American continent, carrying vast quantities of sediment and depositing it along the shore of Louisiana and into the Gulf of Mexico. The sediment is composed of topsoil, sand, dead and decaying plants, and anything else washed away by a strong rainstorm far upstream. Many of these effluents are nutrients that act as fertilizer for the microscopic plants (phytoplankton) living near the surface of the Gulf waters. Each summer the phytoplankton...
Topics: Where -- Mississippi, Where -- Louisiana, Where -- Gulf of Mexico, Where -- United States of...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=16905
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by (NASA Image by Robert Simmon, based on Landsat data provided by the UMD )
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In many low-lying coastal cities around the world, people have pushed development right out to the water’s edge. On most days, such closeness to the water is a pleasure, even a luxury. But when hurricanes and tropical storms approach, it’s a different story. People can evacuate themselves, but they can’t take their homes, airports, or roadways with them. The damage to development by flooding, winds, and storm surges can be severe.This Landsat satellite image of Tampa Bay on the western...
Topics: What -- Landsat, What -- ST 1, What -- Earth, Where -- Florida
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=16908
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by A 3 MB MPEG is also available. Image by Lori Perkins, NASA Goddard Space Flight Center
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Tropical Storm Isidore blew ashore early Thursday morning packing winds just below hurricane strength. At 11 am (EST) Isidore's center was 60 miles north-northeast of New Orleans and just west of Poplarville, Mississippi. It was moving north-northeast at 17 mph. Tornado warnings and flood watches were posted from the Louisiana coast to the Florida panhandle. The storm has brought two days of steady downpours with 10-12 inch accumulations. This cutaway image and animation of Isidore's clouds...
Topics: What -- Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM), What -- Imager, Where -- Mississippi, Where --...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=18061
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Tropical Storm Isidore blew ashore early Thursday morning packing winds just below hurricane strength. At 11 am (EST) Isidore's center was 60 miles north-northeast of New Orleans and just west of Poplarville, Mississippi. It was moving north-northeast at 17 mph. Tornado warnings and flood watches were posted from the Louisiana coast to the Florida panhandle. The storm has brought two days of steady downpours with 10-12 inch accumulations. This cutaway image and animation of Isidore's clouds...
Topics: What -- Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM), What -- Imager, Where -- Mississippi, Where --...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=4078
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by Additional images can be viewed at NASA-JSC Gateway to Astronaut Photography of Earth Image was provided by the .
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One of the world’s most famous archaeological sites has been photographed in amazing detail by the astronauts onboard Space Station Alpha. This image, taken 15 August, 2001, represents the greatest detail of the Giza plateau captured from a human-occupied spacecraft (approximate 7 m resolution). Afternoon sun casts shadows that help the eye make out the large pyramids of Khufu, Khafre and Menkaure. Sets of three smaller queens’ pyramids can be seen to the east of the Pyramid of Khufu and...
Topics: What -- Sun, What -- Sphinx, What -- International Space Station (ISS), Where -- The Valley
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=2171
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by Alan Strahler, Boston University and University College London
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This image maps the albedo of the surface for the same region and time period. Albedo measures the proportion of incoming solar radiation reaching a surface that is reflected back to the atmosphere and to space. For an unchanging surface, albedo can vary somewhat, depending on the sky and atmospheric conditions. This image maps the white-sky albedo, which is the albedo under conditions of a uniform, dense cloud cover, in which downwelling light energy comes uniformly from all directions. The...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=281
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by Alan Strahler, Boston University and University College London
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The MODIS BRDF/Albedo product includes several outputs of broad interest to the scientific community. One of these is nadir BRDF-adjusted reflectance (NBAR), which provides the surface reflectance from a viewpoint that is directly overhead. The MODIS instrument images across a wide swath, and thus often obtains views of the surface at strong angles. Because reflectance can vary with view angle, removal of these angular effects, which are described by the surface bidirectional reflectance...
Topic: Where -- South Carolina
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=280
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by Animated by Lori Perkins, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
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This is Hurricane Alma with 3 isosurfaces defined. Yellow represents 0.5 inches of rain per hour, green is 1.0 inches per hour and red is 2.0 inches or more per hour. Sensor: TRMM/TRMM. Data Start Date: 5/29/02.
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=2872
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by Animated by Lori Perkins, NASA/Goddard Space Flight Center
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This is Hurricane Alma with 3 isosurfaces defined. Yellow represents 0.5 inches of rain per hour, green is 1.0 inches per hour and red is 2.0 inches or more per hour. Sensor: TRMM/TRMM. Data Start Date: 5/29/02.
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=2872
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by Animation by Jesse Allen, NASA GSFC, based on data from the and
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The Kuiseb River in Namibia is bordered on one side by the tallest sand dunes in the world, and on the other by barren rock. The red sand dunes south of the river reach heights over 150 meters. The prevailing winds blow the dunes northward, but their movement is blocked by the river. In the process, so much sand and silt is deposited in the Kuiseb that it only reaches the sea while it is in flood.
Topic: Where -- Namibia
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=15486
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by Animation by Jesse Allen, NASA GSFC, based on data from the and
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The Kuiseb River in Namibia is bordered on one side by the tallest sand dunes in the world, and on the other by barren rock. The red sand dunes south of the river reach heights over 150 meters. The prevailing winds blow the dunes northward, but their movement is blocked by the river. In the process, so much sand and silt is deposited in the Kuiseb that it only reaches the sea while it is in flood.
Topic: Where -- Namibia
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=15486
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by Animation by Jesse Allen, NASA GSFC, based on data from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission and Landsat 7
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The Kuiseb River in Namibia is bordered on one side by the tallest sand dunes in the world, and on the other by barren rock. The red sand dunes south of the river reach heights over 150 meters. The prevailing winds blow the dunes northward, but their movement is blocked by the river. In the process, so much sand and silt is deposited in the Kuiseb that it only reaches the sea while it is in flood. Sensor: Space Shuttle/SRTM.
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, Where -- Namibia
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=696
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by Animation by Jesse Allen, NASA GSFC, based on data from the Shuttle Radar Topography Mission and Landsat 7
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The Kuiseb River in Namibia is bordered on one side by the tallest sand dunes in the world, and on the other by barren rock. The red sand dunes south of the river reach heights over 150 meters. The prevailing winds blow the dunes northward, but their movement is blocked by the river. In the process, so much sand and silt is deposited in the Kuiseb that it only reaches the sea while it is in flood. Sensor: Space Shuttle/SRTM.
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, Where -- Namibia
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=696
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by Animation by Marit Jentoft-Nilsen, Visualization Analysis Lab, NASA GSFC. Images courtesy GOES Project.
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Last week, a prescribed fire spread out of control near Los Alamos, New Mexico. Efforts to control the blaze were frustrated when high winds fanned the flames into Los Alamos Canyon on Wednesday, May 10. This series of GOES-10 images, acquired on May 10, shows the effect the 60-mile-per-hour winds had in helping intensify the fire and spread the smoke plume eastward across New Mexico and into northern Texas and the Oklahoma panhandle.Positioned over the equator, NOAA's GOES-10 satellite...
Topics: What -- GOES 10, What -- Visible Light, Where -- New Mexico, Where -- Texas, Where -- Oklahoma,...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=186
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by Animation by Marit Jentoft-Nilsen, Visualization Analysis Lab, NASA GSFC. Images courtesy GOES Project.
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Last week, a prescribed fire spread out of control near Los Alamos, New Mexico. Efforts to control the blaze were frustrated when high winds fanned the flames into Los Alamos Canyon on Wednesday, May 10. This series of GOES-10 images, acquired on May 10, shows the effect the 60-mile-per-hour winds had in helping intensify the fire and spread the smoke plume eastward across New Mexico and into northern Texas and the Oklahoma panhandle.Positioned over the equator, NOAA's GOES-10 satellite...
Topics: What -- GOES 10, What -- Visible Light, Where -- New Mexico, Where -- Texas, Where -- Oklahoma,...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=186
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by Animation by Marit Jentoft-Nilsen, Visualization Analysis Lab, NASA GSFC. Images courtesy GOES Project.
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<a href="Images/lanl_20000510_low.mov">Low-resolution animation</a> (850kb)<br/> <a href="Images/lanl_20000510_high.mov">High-resolution animation</a> (2.7MB)Last week, a prescribed fire spread out of control near Los Alamos, New Mexico. Efforts to control the blaze were frustrated when high winds fanned the flames into Los Alamos Canyon on Wednesday, May 10. This series of GOES-10 images, acquired on May...
Topics: What -- GOES 10, What -- Visible Light, Where -- New Mexico, Where -- Texas, Where -- Oklahoma,...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=15422
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by Animation by Reto Stockli, NASA GSFC
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NASA will launch and deploy the "flagship" to the Earth Observing System series of satellites, part of a precedent setting program designed to provide daily information on the health of the planet. The Terra spacecraft, formerly known as "EOS AM-1," is scheduled for launch Dec. 16, 1999.Terra begins a new generation of Earth science - one that studies the Earth's land, oceans, air, ice and life as a total global system. Terra will carry a complement of five synergistic...
Topics: What -- Earth, What -- Terra, What -- EOS, What -- Enterprise, What -- Polar, What -- Atlas, What...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=15377
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by Animation by Robert Simmon and Craig Mayhew (NASA GSFC)
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A rare tornado swept through Salt Lake City August 11, 1999, killing one person and injuring more than 70 others. Winds were in the 110–150 miles per hour range, and damaged several large buildings in the city's downtown.Images like these from the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites (GOES) help meteorologists track violent storms.
Topics: What -- Environmental Satellite, Where -- Salt Lake City
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=15362
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by Animation by Robert Simmon and Craig Mayhew (NASA GSFC)
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A rare tornado swept through Salt Lake City August 11, 1999, killing one person and injuring more than 70 others. Winds were in the 110–150 miles per hour range, and damaged several large buildings in the city's downtown.Images like these from the Geostationary Operational Environmental Satellites (GOES) help meteorologists track violent storms.
Topics: What -- Environmental Satellite, Where -- Salt Lake City
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=15362
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by Animation by Robert Simmon based on data provided by the University of Montana Numerical Terradynamic Simulation Group
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Computer models can fill in the blanks left by satellite remote sensing and in-situ measurements. Scientists at the University of Montana produced this animation of daily net primary productivity (carbon uptake by plants) from model results. Green represents carbon being consumed by vegetation (positive productivity), while tan shades are carbon being released back into the atmosphere (negative productivity). Sensor: No Satellite/ No Data. Data Start Date: 1/1/84. Data End Date: 12/31/84.
Topic: Where -- Montana
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=117
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by Animation by Robert Simmon, based on data provided by NOAA and archived by the NASA
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animations small (1.5 MB MPEG) medium (4.7 MB MPEG) large (175 MB QuickTime) Hurricane Lili made landfall along Louisiana’s Gulf Coast on the morning of October 3, 2002. The storm brought ashore heavy rains (more than 10 inches in some places) and 100 mile-per-hour winds throughout most of the day, leaving hundreds of thousands of Louisiana residents without power. By the evening of Oct. 4, the storm was moving northward up the Mississippi River and had weakened into a tropical storm....
Topics: What -- Visible Light, What -- GOES 8, Where -- Louisiana, Where -- Mississippi
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=4104
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by Animation by Robert Simmon, based on data provided by NOAA and archived by the NASA
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animations   small (17.1 MB QuickTime)   medium (67.4 MB QuickTime)   large (598 MB QuickTime) These animations show the paths of tropical storm Isidore and Hurricane Lili in the Fall of 2002. The GOES thermal infrared (11µm) imagery was acquired from September 23 to October 3, 2002. The still image was acquired 1:45 PM CDT October 2, 2002. Sensor: No Satellite/ No Data.
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=4106
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by Animation by Robert Simmon, based on data provided by NOAA and archived by the NASA
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animations   small (17.1 MB QuickTime)   medium (67.4 MB QuickTime)   large (598 MB QuickTime) These animations show the paths of tropical storm Isidore and Hurricane Lili in the Fall of 2002. The GOES thermal infrared (11µm) imagery was acquired from September 23 to October 3, 2002. The still image was acquired 1:45 PM CDT October 2, 2002. Sensor: GOES/GOES.
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=18077
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by Animation by Robert Simmon, based on data provided by NOAA and archived by the NASA
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animations   small (1.4 MB QuickTime)   medium (5.5 MB QuickTime)   large (47.8 MB QuickTime) With sustained winds around 145 miles per hour, Hurricane Lili reached Category 4 status on the afternoon of October 2, 2002. This visible light image from NOAA’s GOES 8 satellite was acquired at 11:55 a.m. Central Daylight Time. Sensor: No Satellite/ No Data.
Topics: What -- Visible Light, What -- GOES 8
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=4105
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by Animation by Robert Simmon, based on data provided by NOAA and archived by the NASA
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Topics: What -- Visible Light, What -- GOES 8, Where -- Louisiana, Where -- Mississippi
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=18080
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by Animation by Robert Simmon, based on data provided by NOAA and archived by the NASA
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animations   small (1.4 MB QuickTime)   medium (5.5 MB QuickTime)   large (47.8 MB QuickTime) With sustained winds around 145 miles per hour, Hurricane Lili reached Category 4 status on the afternoon of October 2, 2002. This visible light image from NOAA’s GOES 8 satellite was acquired at 11:55 a.m. Central Daylight Time. Sensor: GOES/GOES.
Topics: What -- Visible Light, What -- GOES 8
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=18078
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by Animation by Robert Simmon, courtesy of the Global Hydrology and Climate Center
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In this animation, lightning flashes -- recorded during the NASA Lightning Imaging Sensor's pass over storms moving through Oklahoma in October 1998 -- are overlaid on high-resolution infrared cloud-top data from the orbiting Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite. High flash rates visible in the heaviest storm areas may indicate the potential for tornado formation. With an optical sensor locked into geostationary orbit over the Earth, such useful information would be available...
Topics: What -- Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM), What -- Earth, Where -- Oklahoma
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=15412
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by Animation by Robert Simmon, courtesy of the Global Hydrology and Climate Center
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In this animation, lightning flashes -- recorded during the NASA Lightning Imaging Sensor's pass over storms moving through Oklahoma in October 1998 -- are overlaid on high-resolution infrared cloud-top data from the orbiting Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite. High flash rates visible in the heaviest storm areas may indicate the potential for tornado formation. With an optical sensor locked into geostationary orbit over the Earth, such useful information would be available...
Topics: What -- Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM), What -- Earth, Where -- Oklahoma
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=15412
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by Animation by Robert Simmon, courtesy of the Global Hydrology and Climate Center
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In this animation, lightning flashes -- recorded during the NASA Lightning Imaging Sensor's pass over storms moving through Oklahoma in October 1998 -- are overlaid on high-resolution infrared cloud-top data from the orbiting Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite. High flash rates visible in the heaviest storm areas may indicate the potential for tornado formation. With an optical sensor locked into geostationary orbit over the Earth, such useful information would be available...
Topics: What -- Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM), What -- Earth, Where -- Oklahoma
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=176
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by Animation by Robert Simmon, courtesy of the Global Hydrology and Climate Center
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In this animation, lightning flashes -- recorded during the NASA Lightning Imaging Sensor's pass over storms moving through Oklahoma in October 1998 -- are overlaid on high-resolution infrared cloud-top data from the orbiting Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM) satellite. High flash rates visible in the heaviest storm areas may indicate the potential for tornado formation. With an optical sensor locked into geostationary orbit over the Earth, such useful information would be available...
Topics: What -- Tropical Rainfall Measuring Mission (TRMM), What -- Earth, Where -- Oklahoma
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=176
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Global maps of average wind speed help researchers determine where to develop wind energy. Wind turbines (high-tech windmills) can generate power in places far from power plants and without an electricity grid—but planners need to know where there is sufficient wind for the turbines to operate efficiently. A team at NASA’s Langley Research Center developed these maps, and maps of solar insolation, and provide them free of charge. Private companies are using these data to design, build, and...
Topic: Where -- Langley Research Center (LaRC)
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=15868
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Global maps of average wind speed help researchers determine where to develop wind energy. Wind turbines (high-tech windmills) can generate power in places far from power plants and without an electricity grid—but planners need to know where there is sufficient wind for the turbines to operate efficiently. A team at NASA’s Langley Research Center developed these maps, and maps of solar insolation, and provide them free of charge. Private companies are using these data to design, build, and...
Topic: Where -- Langley Research Center (LaRC)
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=2154
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Global maps of average wind speed help researchers determine where to develop wind energy. Wind turbines (high-tech windmills) can generate power in places far from power plants and without an electricity grid—but planners need to know where there is sufficient wind for the turbines to operate efficiently. A team at NASA’s Langley Research Center developed these maps, and maps of solar insolation, and provide them free of charge. Private companies are using these data to design, build, and...
Topic: Where -- Langley Research Center (LaRC)
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=2154
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Global maps of average wind speed help researchers determine where to develop wind energy. Wind turbines (high-tech windmills) can generate power in places far from power plants and without an electricity grid—but planners need to know where there is sufficient wind for the turbines to operate efficiently. A team at NASA’s Langley Research Center developed these maps, and maps of solar insolation, and provide them free of charge. Private companies are using these data to design, build, and...
Topic: Where -- Langley Research Center (LaRC)
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=15868
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To mark the 30th anniversary of the Apollo 17 mission and the famous “Blue Marble” full Earth image, Goddard Space Flight Center’s Visualization and Analysis Lab has rendered a new visualization inspired by the mission.The 21 second visualization begins with the current Kennedy Space Center launch pads in the Cape Canveral area where the Apollo missions started and the Space Shuttle Missions start today. The launch pads and Florida recede from view and the full Earth fills the frame. This...
Topics: What -- Apollo 17, What -- Earth, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Moon, What -- Clementine,...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=4267
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To mark the 30th anniversary of the Apollo 17 mission and the famous “Blue Marble” full Earth image, Goddard Space Flight Center’s Visualization and Analysis Lab has rendered a new visualization inspired by the mission.The 21 second visualization begins with the current Kennedy Space Center launch pads in the Cape Canveral area where the Apollo missions started and the Space Shuttle Missions start today. The launch pads and Florida recede from view and the full Earth fills the frame. This...
Topics: What -- Apollo 17, What -- Earth, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Moon, What -- Clementine,...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=4267
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by Animation courtesy Marit Jentoft-Nilsen, NASA/GSFC Visualization and Analysis Lab
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animations (on the Visible Earth)   Web (14 MB QuickTime)   NTSC (40 MB QuickTime)   Broadcast Quality (351 MB QuickTime)   High Definition (49 MB MPEG-2) To mark the 30th anniversary of the Apollo 17 mission and the famous “Blue Marble” full Earth image, Goddard Space Flight Center’s Visualization and Analysis Lab has rendered a new visualization inspired by the mission.The 21 second visualization begins with the current Kennedy Space Center launch pads in the Cape Canveral area...
Topics: What -- Apollo 17, What -- Earth, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- Moon, What -- Clementine,...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=16292
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by Animation courtesy NASA GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio, based on data from MODIS, Landsat 7, and Space Imaging’s IKONOS. Still image copyright Inc.
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Satellite remote sensors view the Earth at many scales of space, ranging from global through continental, regional, and local—even observing details as small as one meter (three feet) across. These data enable scientists to study a wide range of phenomena that occur over these same scales of space, such as El Niño, droughts, storms, and flash floods.The above image shows the Hollywood sign above Los Angeles, California. It is the final frame in an <a...
Topics: What -- Earth, What -- Landsat 7, Where -- Los Angeles, Where -- California
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=1720
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by Animation courtesy NASA GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio, based on data from MODIS, Landsat 7, and Space Imaging’s IKONOS. Still image copyright Inc.
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Satellite remote sensors view the Earth at many scales of space, ranging from global through continental, regional, and local—even observing details as small as one meter (three feet) across. These data enable scientists to study a wide range of phenomena that occur over these same scales of space, such as El Niño, droughts, storms, and flash floods.The above image shows the Hollywood sign above Los Angeles, California. It is the final frame in an <a...
Topics: What -- Earth, What -- Landsat 7, Where -- Los Angeles, Where -- California
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=15708
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by Animation courtesy NASA GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio, based on data from MODIS, Landsat 7, and Space Imaging’s IKONOS. Still image copyright Inc.
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Satellite remote sensors view the Earth at many scales of space, ranging from global through continental, regional, and local—even observing details as small as one meter (three feet) across. These data enable scientists to study a wide range of phenomena that occur over these same scales of space, such as El Niño, droughts, storms, and flash floods.The above image shows the Hollywood sign above Los Angeles, California. It is the final frame in an <a...
Topics: What -- Earth, What -- Landsat 7, Where -- Los Angeles, Where -- California
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=15708
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by Animation courtesy NASA GSFC Scientific Visualization Studio, based on data from MODIS, Landsat 7, and Space Imaging’s IKONOS. Still image copyright Inc.
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Satellite remote sensors view the Earth at many scales of space, ranging from global through continental, regional, and local—even observing details as small as one meter (three feet) across. These data enable scientists to study a wide range of phenomena that occur over these same scales of space, such as El Niño, droughts, storms, and flash floods.The above image shows the Hollywood sign above Los Angeles, California. It is the final frame in an <a...
Topics: What -- Earth, What -- Landsat 7, Where -- Los Angeles, Where -- California
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=1720
NASA Images
by Animations by Cindy Starr, NASA GSFC Science Visualizations Studio, based upon images and data courtesy MODIS Snow and Ice Science Team
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Time series movies:   Global Snow Cover Movie   Snow Cover over Asia   Snow Cover over Europe   Snow Cover over North America   Snow Cover over the Sierra Nevada Mountains The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS), flying aboard NASA’s Terra and Aqua satellites, measures snow cover over the entire globe every day, cloud cover permitting. At spatial resolutions of up to 500 meters per pixel, MODIS allows scientists to distinguish between snow and clouds, both of which...
Topics: What -- Terra, What -- Aqua, Where -- Nevada, Where -- United States of America
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=16163
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by Animations by Cindy Starr, NASA GSFC Science Visualizations Studio, based upon images and data courtesy MODIS Snow and Ice Science Team
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Time series movies:   Global Snow Cover Movie   Snow Cover over Asia   Snow Cover over Europe   Snow Cover over North America   Snow Cover over the Sierra Nevada Mountains The Moderate Resolution Imaging Spectroradiometer (MODIS), flying aboard NASA’s Terra and Aqua satellites, measures snow cover over the entire globe every day, cloud cover permitting. At spatial resolutions of up to 500 meters per pixel, MODIS allows scientists to distinguish between snow and clouds, both of which...
Topics: What -- Terra, What -- Aqua, Where -- Nevada, Where -- United States of America
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=3432
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<a href="Anims/MISRorbit.mov">Animation of MISR orbit coverage</a> (460k)<br/> <a href="Anims/MISRview.mov">Animation of MISR data collection</a> (773k)No instrument like the Multi-angle Imaging SpectroRadiometer (MISR) has flown in space before. Viewing the sunlit Earth simultaneously at nine widely spaced angles, MISR collects global images with high spatial detail in four colors at every angle. These...
Topics: What -- MISR, What -- Earth, What -- Terra, What -- Polar, Where -- Jet Propulsion Laboratory (JPL)
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=15398
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by Annotations by Robert Simmon, NASA GSFC, image from EarthKAM
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The Baltoro Glacier in northeast Pakistan runs through the center of the second tallest mountain range on Earth—the Karakoram. At 8,611 m (28,251 ft) K2 is the tallest mountain in the region, and three others within 20 km top 8,000 m.The Karakoram and the Himalaya are important to Earth scientists for several reasons. They are one of the world's most geologically active areas, at the boundary between two colliding continents. Therefore, they are important in the study of <a...
Topics: What -- Earth, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- International Space Station (ISS), Where --...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=15387
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The Baltoro Glacier in northeast Pakistan runs through the center of the second tallest mountain range on Earth—the Karakoram. At 8,611 m (28,251 ft) K2 is the tallest mountain in the region, and three others within 20 km top 8,000 m.The Karakoram and the Himalaya are important to Earth scientists for several reasons. They are one of the world's most geologically active areas, at the boundary between two colliding continents. Therefore, they are important in the study of plate tectonics....
Topics: What -- Earth, What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, What -- International Space Station (ISS), Where --...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=155
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The high-altitude, volcanic, arid terrain at the border of Bolivia and Chile has been described as the best Earth-based analog for conditions on Mars billions of years ago—a time when scientists think it's possible that the surface of Mars harbored icy lakes and rivers. A team of scientists led by Nathalie Cabrol of NASA Ames Research Center believes the similarities are so compelling that in late October 2003, they arrived at the Licancabur Volcano to explore what life is able to exist in...
Topics: What -- Earth, What -- Mars, What -- Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=16649
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by ASTER image created by Jesse Allen, Earth Observatory, using data obtained courtesy of NASA/GSFC/METI/ERSDAC/JAROS, and U.S./Japan ASTER Science Team
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The ancient city of Jerusalem is cloaked in shades of purple in this image based on data acquired by the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer <a HREF="http://asterweb.jpl.nasa.gov" target="outlink">(ASTER)</a> on NASA’s <a HREF="http://terra.nasa.gov" target="outlink">Terra</a> satellite on April 3, 2000. Using shortwave infrared, infrared, and red wavelengths (ASTER bands...
Topics: What -- Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer, What -- ASTER, Where --...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=17021
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The top image above is a false-color satellite image (Bands 4-3-1) collected over Volcan Villarrica (Chile) on February 13, 2003, by the Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer (ASTER) onboard NASA’s Terra spacecraft. The inset images are thermal-infrared composite images centered on the volcano’s summit. Also acquired by ASTER, these images show Villarrica over a roughly four-year period of time.Located deep within the Chilean central Andes, Volcan Villarrica has a...
Topics: What -- Advanced Spaceborne Thermal Emission and Reflection Radiometer, What -- ASTER, What --...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=16985
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This thermal infrared false color image of Mauna Loa volcano, Hawaii shows lava flows in different colors from each other, due to their relative ages. This helps us understand the eruptive history of a volcano, a critical factor in defining future eruption hazards and risk. Sensor: Terra/ASTER.
Topic: Where -- Hawaii
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One of our major goals is monitoring dynamic events. On March 31, Mt, Usu, Japan erupted, forcing the evacuation of 15,000 people. On April 3, ASTER captured this visible-to-infrared image. Lake Toya, the large lake, occupies an old volcanic caldera. The currently active Mt. Usu lies on the south shore. The 3 dark streaks starting on the northwest flank of the volcano are the ash deposits from the plume 3 days earlier. We are currently imaging Usu every 3 to 4 days, looking for further signs of...
Topics: What -- ASTER, Where -- Japan
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=94
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This short wave infrared false color image of Mauna Loa volcano, Hawaii depicts lava flows in uniform dark colors. Sensor: Terra/ASTER.
Topic: Where -- Hawaii
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A flyby around Mt Fuji volcano, Japan was created completely from ASTER data, It shows how ASTER's stereo imaging capability will allow us to produce detailed elevation data. Topography is one of the most important and basic characteristics of the land. By combining the elevation with image data, we can visualize the 3-dimensional properties of the landscape. Over the lifetime of the mission we plan to acquire stereo data for the entire land surface of Earth. Sensor: Terra/ASTER.
Topics: What -- ASTER, What -- STEREO, What -- Earth, Where -- Japan
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Sensor: Terra/ASTER.
Topic: Where -- Nevada
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One of our major goals is monitoring dynamic events. On March 31, Mt, Usu, Japan erupted, forcing the evacuation of 15,000 people. On April 3, ASTER captured this visible-to-infrared image. Lake Toya, the large lake, occupies an old volcanic caldera. The currently active Mt. Usu lies on the south shore. The 3 dark streaks starting on the northwest flank of the volcano are the ash deposits from the plume 3 days earlier. We are currently imaging Usu every 3 to 4 days, looking for further signs of...
Topics: What -- ASTER, Where -- Japan
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=94
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Visible/near Infrared (VNIR) Image (monochrome)This ASTER image of the San Francisco River region in Brazil was recorded in the near-infrared wavelength region (band 3N). Bright clouds and their shadows obscure some of the area, but the the river and numerous lakes are well defined by their low reflectance in this wavelength region. Bright areas along the river suggest dense vegetation, perhaps related to tropical rain forests and agricultural development.(Image area: approximately 20km. x 20...
Topics: What -- ASTER, Where -- Brazil
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Thermal-Infrared (TIR) Image (color)This ASTER thermal-infrared composite image, the first high spatial resolution multispectral thermal infrared data from satellite, is of an area in the Afar Triangle, about 60 km to the south of image 2. It shows color variations which are mainly due to rock and soil composition differences; temperature differences are expressed as brightness variations. Areas shown in the red hues on the left and right sides are probably underlain by rocks with high...
Topics: What -- ASTER, What -- Crater, Where -- Ethiopia
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Thermal-Infrared (TIR) Image (monochrome)This nighttime thermal-infrared image of northern Eritrea and the Red Sea show the generally lower temperature of the land surface as dark tones and the higher sea surface temperatures as bright tones. Temperature variations on land are due to natural composition and, to a lesser extent, topographic slope differences, and to anthropological influences. These differences cannot be measured in the short wavelength region (VNIR and SWIR).(Image area:...
Topics: Where -- Eritrea, Where -- Red Sea
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by Astronaut photograph .was taken September 13, 2003 with a Kodak DCS760 digital camera equipped with an 400mm lens and provided by Cynthia A. Evans (Lockheed Martin / Earth Observations Laboratory, Johnson Space Center). The supports the laboratory to help astronauts take pictures of Earth that will be of the greatest value to scientists and the public, and to make those images freely available on the Internet. Additional images taken by astronauts and cosmonauts can be viewed at the NASA/JSC .
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high resolution 1000 pixel-wide image (1.6 MB JPEG) New Caledonia represents a nexus of cultures and resources. At its center is Grande Terre, the third largest island in the Pacific. The indigenous population is Melanesian, with a Polynesian minority, but New Caledonia remains a French territory. A prime tourist destination, the island supports the second largest barrier reef in the world (over 1300 km long) with one of the highest levels of biodiversity. See a Space Shuttle photograph of...
Topics: What -- Space Shuttle Orbiter, Where -- New Caledonia
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This classic photograph of the Earth was taken on December 7, 1972. The original caption is reprinted below:View of the Earth as seen by the Apollo 17 crew traveling toward the moon. This translunar coast photograph extends from the Mediterranean Sea area to the Antarctica south polar ice cap. This is the first time the Apollo trajectory made it possible to photograph the south polar ice cap. Note the heavy cloud cover in the Southern Hemisphere. Almost the entire coastline of Africa is clearly...
Topics: What -- Earth, What -- Apollo 17, What -- Moon, What -- Polar, Where -- Mediterranean Sea
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by Astronaut photograph Image and text were provided by the Earth Observations Laboratory, Johnson Space Center. The supports the laboratory to help astronauts take pictures of Earth that will be of the greatest value to scientists and the public, and to make those images freely available on the Internet. Additional images taken by astronauts and cosmonauts can be viewed at the NASA/JSC
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high resolution 1000 pixel-wide image (2.4 MB JPEG) Southwestern Ireland is a popular tourist destination with scenic views of countryside and cliffs and a rich Celtic history. This broad view from the International Space Station shows the relationship between valleys, mountains, and the major towns. Near Killarney are ancient oak and yew forests. The Blarney Stone can be kissed in Blarney Castle, just north of Cork.
Topics: What -- International Space Station (ISS), Where -- Ireland
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=16559
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by Astronaut photograph ISS007-E-15222 was taken from the International Space Station on September 22, 2003 with a Kodak DCS760 digital camera equipped with an 400mm lens. Image content was provided by M. Justin Wlkinson (Lockheed Martin / Earth Observations Laboratory, Johnson Space Center). The supports the laboratory to help astronauts take pictures of Earth that will be of the greatest value to scientists and the public, and to make those images freely available on the Internet. Additional images taken by astronauts and cosmonauts can be viewed at the NASA/JSC .
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The rugged, mineral-rich Andes support some of the world’s biggest mines (gold, silver, copper, and more). This image looks down the bull’s-eye of Peru’s Toquepala copper mine, a steep sided and stepped open-pit mine. Mid-afternoon sunlight on the arid slopes of the central Andes mountains provides an accent to the mine contours. At the surface the open pit is 6.5 km across and it descends more than 3000 m into the earth. A dark line on the wall of the pit is the main access road to the...
Topics: What -- Earth, Where -- Peru
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=16602
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by Astronaut photograph ISS008-E-5983 was taken November 14, 2003, with a Kodak DCS760 digital camera equipped with an 80 mm lens and provided by the Earth Observations Laboratory, Johnson Space Center. The supports the laboratory to help astronauts take pictures of Earth that will be of the greatest value to scientists and the public, and to make those images freely available on the Internet. Additional images taken by astronauts and cosmonauts can be viewed at the NASA/JSC .
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Rio de la Plata is the muddy estuary of the Paraná and Uruguay Rivers, and forms part of the border between Argentina and Uruguay. The rich estuary supports both capital cities of Buenos Aires and Montevideo.The Paraná is South America’s second longest river, and drains much of the southeastern part of the continent. The extensive delta of the Paraná nearly reaches across the mouth of the Uruguay River. The rivers’ fertile soils support extensive agriculture, including livestock, in the...
Topics: What -- Snapshot, Where -- Uruguay, Where -- Argentina, Where -- Buenos Aires, Where -- Atlantic...
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=16658
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by Astronaut photograph ISS010-E-12103 was acquired December 25, 2004 with a Nikon D1 digital camera, and is provided by the ISS Crew Earth Observations experiment and the Image Science & Analysis Group, Johnson Space Center. The supports the laboratory to help astronauts take pictures of Earth that will be of the greatest value to scientists and the public, and to make those images freely available on the Internet. Additional images taken by astronauts and cosmonauts can be viewed at the NASA/JSC
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The city of Seoul (originally known as Hanyang) has been the capital of Korea for more than 600 years. It became the capital of South Korea as part of that country’s independence in 1949. Despite this long history, Seoul is a thoroughly modern megacity that has a population of over 10 million people. As the dominant (or “primate”) city in South Korea, Seoul is a major force in regional politics, finance, culture, and education.This astronaut photograph illustrates the Seoul urban area at...
Topics: Where -- Seoul, Where -- Korea, Where -- Yellow Sea
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=17057
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by Astronaut photograph ISS010-E-7210 was acquired November 16, 2004, with a Kodak 760C digital camera with a 180-mm lens, and is provided by the ISS Crew Earth Observations experiment and the Image Science & Analysis Group, Johnson Space Center. The supports the laboratory to help astronauts take pictures of Earth that will be of the greatest value to scientists and the public, and to make those images freely available on the Internet. Additional images taken by astronauts and cosmonauts can be viewed at the NASA/JSC
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The city of Salalah is the capital of the Dhofar region of Oman and is known as the “perfume capital of Arabia.” The city is a popular destination for tourism due to the natural attractions of the al Qar mountains (Jabal al Qar‚ in Arabic) and abundant stands of frankincense trees lining mountain stream courses. These can be seen in the astronaut photograph as green regions in the Jabal al Qar north of the city (located in the center of the image). The beaches and coastline are also major...
Topics: Where -- Oman, Where -- Arabian Sea
Source: http://visibleearth.nasa.gov/view_rec.php?id=17064